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English (Literature in English) Set 1 2021-2022 ISC (Science) Class 12 Question Paper Solution

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English (Literature in English) [Set 1]
Marks: 40 Academic Year: 2021-2022
Date: April 2022
Duration: 1h30m
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Note:

  1. Candidates are allowed an additional 10 minutes for only reading the paper.
  2. They must NOT start writing during this time.
  3. Answer all questions in Section A and Section B.
  4. The intended marks for questions or parts of questions are given in brackets. [ ]

SECTION - A
[8] 1 | Read the lines given below and answer the questions given after each:
[3] 1.a
[1] 1.a.i

Read the lines given below and answer the following question:

Iris: Of her society
Be not afraid. I met her deity
Cutting the clouds towards Paphos, and her son
Dove-drawn with her.

Whom does Iris refer to as ‘her’?

Venus

Juno

Ceres

Sycorax

Concept: Reading
Chapter: [3] Reading
[1] 1.a.ii

Read the lines given below and answer the following question:

Iris: Of her society
Be not afraid. I met her deity
Cutting the clouds towards Paphos, and her son
Dove-drawn with her.

Why was the person addressed afraid of “her”?

She used her beauty to get her desires.

She had conspired with Dis to abduct the person’s daughter.

She was close to Zeus.

She used others for her ends.

Concept: Reading
Chapter: [3] Reading
[1] 1.a.iii

Read the lines given below and answer the following question:

Iris: Of her society
Be not afraid. I met her deity
Cutting the clouds towards Paphos, and her son
Dove-drawn with her.

What is meant by “dove drawn”?

A drawing of doves.

Attracted by doves.

The chariot was drawn by doves.

Doves were drawn to him.

Concept: Reading
Chapter: [3] Reading
[3] 1.b
[1] 1.b.i

Read the lines given below and answer the following question:

“But my darling, if you love me,” thought Miss Meadows, “I don’t
Mind how much it is. Love me as little as you like.”

What had the “darling” informed Miss Meadows?

That he loved her.

That he could not go forward with their plans for marriage.

That he was marrying someone else.

That he was going away.

Concept: Reading
Chapter: [3] Reading
[1] 1.b.ii

Read the lines given below and answer the following question:

“But my darling, if you love me,” thought Miss Meadows, “I don’t
Mind how much it is. Love me as little as you like.”

Where was Miss Meadows as she thought these thoughts?

In the music hall.

In the corridor.

At her window.

In the Principal’s office.

Concept: Reading
Chapter: [3] Reading
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[1] 1.b.iii

Read the lines given below and answer the following question:

“But my darling, if you love me,” thought Miss Meadows, “I don’t
Mind how much it is. Love me as little as you like.”

What was the effect of Basil’s letter on Miss Meadows?

She was upset and agonized.

She went into depression.

She was struck dumb.

She had a heart attack.

Concept: Reading
Chapter: [3] Reading
[2] 1.c
[1] 1.c.i

Read the lines given below and answer the following question:

Sophocles long ago
Heard it on the Agean…

Who is Sophocles?

A Shakespearean character.

The poet’s ancestor.

A Victorian poet.

A Greek tragedian.

Concept: Reading
Chapter: [3] Reading
[1] 1.c.ii

Read the lines given below and answer the following question:

Sophocles long ago
Heard it on the Agean…

What did he hear on the Agean?

The tremulous, sad note of the sea.

The sound of gulls.

The sound of human misery.

The note of hope.

Concept: Reading
Chapter: [3] Reading
SECTION - B
[8] 2 | Answer the following questions as briefly as possible and with close reference to the relevant text :
[4] 2.a

Answer the following question as briefly as possible and with close reference to the relevant text.

Referring closely to the conversation between Prospero and Ferdinand at the beginning of Act IV of The Tempest, bring out Prospero’s concerns as a father.

Concept: Writing
Chapter: [4] Writing
[4] 2.b

Answer the following question as briefly as possible and with close reference to the relevant text.

How does Prospero prove, “the rarer action is in/virtue than in vengeance” in the final act of The Tempest?

Concept: Writing
Chapter: [4] Writing
[8] 3
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[4] 3.a

Answer the following question as briefly as possible and with close reference to the relevant text.

Referring closely to the short story, The Sound Machine, describe the encounter between Klausner and Mrs. Saunders. How did it affirm his belief in his own invention?

Concept: Writing
Chapter: [4] Writing
[4] 3.b

Answer the following question as briefly as possible and with close reference to the relevant text.

“Then paint the cut with iodine.” With reference to this line, what is your understanding of Klausner? Do you sympathise with him? Give your reasons.

Concept: Writing
Chapter: [4] Writing
[8] 4
[4] 4.a

Answer the following question as briefly as possible and with close reference to the relevant text.

Referring closely to the short story, The Singing Lesson relate what Basil wrote in his letter to Miss Meadows. What do you conclude about Basil from the tone and wording of the letter?

Concept: Writing
Chapter: [4] Writing
[4] 4.b

Answer the following question as briefly as possible and with close reference to the relevant text.

Referring closely to the short story, B. Wordsworth relate two important lessons that the young narrator learnt from his friend, B. Wordsworth. How were these lessons relevant?

Concept: Writing
Chapter: [4] Writing
[8] 5
[4] 5.a

Answer the following question as briefly as possible and with close reference to the relevant text.

Referring closely to the poem, We are the Music Makers, refer to any two examples given by the poet which identify poets and singers as “movers and shakers.”

Concept: Writing
Chapter: [4] Writing
[4] 5.b

Answer the following question as briefly as possible and with close reference to the relevant text.

Discuss how in the poem Dover Beach the poet, Mathew Arnold, reposes faith in love as a beam of hope amidst the surrounding despair.

Concept: Writing
Chapter: [4] Writing

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